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BCCI to hike Indian domestic players salary; may earn upto INR 1 Crore

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decides to hike the Indian domestic players salary in a motive for players not to pull out of the tournament.

As per Indian cricket players’ salary structure, BCCI currently pays INR 60,000 a day to a player who has played more than 40 Ranji games and INR 50,000 to those who have played between 21 and 40 games.

The board pays INR 40,000 for those who’ve featured in 20 games, with the reserves earning INR 30,000, INR 25,000 and INR 20,000 in the respective categories.

On this scale of payment, a senior cricketer would be earning up to INR 25 lakh if his side reaches the final with others in the side making between INR 17 lakh and INR 22 lakh.

Proportionately, the players will also earn from other BCCI events Vijay Hazare and Mushtaq Ali. There is every chance the remuneration for the players will be increased from the next season. The BCCI is planning on how to maximise the earnings of domestic players.

As per a report, the different plans are under consideration but there is unanimity among all concerned in the BCCI that the fees for the domestic cricketers have to be doubled at least. There is also a line of thinking that the domestic players should be in a position to earn between INR 75 lakh to INR 1 crore annually if he has played 10 Ranji Trophy games.

The main aim of this move is to ensure that domestic players not participating in the IPL do not feel deprived. Last year a pack of players skipped the red ball cricket in order to avoid injuries and to remain fit for the IPL tournament which pays a heap full of amount for them.

It may be recalled that the BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced higher match fees for those playing Test matches.

Welcoming the Jay Shah announcement, Sunil Gavaskar had suggested that fees for domestic cricketers be doubled or tripled.

“If the Ranji Trophy fees can be doubled or tripled, certainly there’ll be a lot more people playing the Ranji Trophy, and a lot less pullouts from the Ranji Trophy, because if the fees of playing a Ranji Trophy match are a good fee, there will be fewer people pulling out for various reasons,” the cricket legend had stated last month.

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